The Theoretical Foot
by M.F.K. Fisher
M.F.K. Fisher’s novel is comprised mostly of memoirs—telling stories from her life—before the genre existed. She famously wrote Consider the Oyster, among many others. Featured here, The Theortetical Foot has autobiographical notes, with main characters named for family members and a setting where she once lived. This novel is a tale of August 31, 1938, a day that culminated in a dinner party, told from multiple perspectives.